Colleen Needles Steward

President/CEO

Tremendous! Entertainment

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You may remember her as Colleen Needles, a co-anchor of WCCO-TV news during its journalistic heyday. She came to TV production 20 years ago, and today Tremendous! is far and away the largest producer of national TV programming in the region. Her big strike was partnering with Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods, which brought the company industrywide prominence and opened many doors. Today Tremendous! has five series in national production and employs 35 full-time staff in offices in L.A. and Eden Prairie. Revenue may exceed $25 million in 2015.